Claremont McKenna College Alumni Average Salary

Claremont McKenna College is a university based in Claremont, Calif. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. Undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is a key focus of the school. The figures in this rundown were provided by Claremont McKenna College alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
12 salaries
5-9 years
5 salaries
10-19 years
4 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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About This School

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400


Private School, Liberal Arts

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The education industry, the environmental consulting industry, and the health insurance industry are just a few of the areas in which Claremont McKenna College grads find work. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of around $65K are the median among Claremont McKenna College grads.


The most popular destination for former Claremont McKenna College students is San Francisco, Calif. Another city that attracts a wealth of Claremont McKenna College grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation ($135K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though median pay is subpar ($57K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Claremont after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Washington, DC and Seattle, Wash. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Claremont McKenna College grads who hold a B.A. in Psychology can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $86K per year. A Master of Public Administration (MPA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $57K.


Competency in Strategic Planning translates into above-average pay for Claremont McKenna College grads — they earn 74 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many Claremont McKenna College grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with around one in five alumni using this program on the clock. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Ruby on Rails, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just under half of the alums report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. To plan for old age, a large number of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Claremont McKenna College grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $64K for Occidental College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Claremont McKenna College grads. Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College are also similar to Claremont McKenna College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1980 2250
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Claremont McKenna College


31 %
69 %
$38,520 - $80,000
$51,289 - $127,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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